Personalized Contact Posters offer users the opportunity to customize their appearance when calling known contacts, even in third-party calling apps, allowing for self-expression.
A standout feature, Live Voicemail, transcribes a caller's message in real-time, allowing iPhone users to decide whether to answer the call while the other person is still on the line, or let them leave a message.
With iOS17, Facetime calls will also get more expressive – with reactions such as hearts, balloons, fireworks and more effects that can be activated through simple gestures.
An update involves simply saying "Siri" to activate Apple's voice assistant, replacing the need for "Hey Siri." This change aims to offer a more natural way to engage with the assistant.
The NameDrop feature in iOS 17 simplifies contact sharing. iPhone users can share names and Contact Posters by bringing their phones close, similar to AirDrop.
Autocorrect gets an upgrade with a new transformer language model, a state-of-the-art on-device machine learning language model for word prediction, ensuring better accuracy with every keystroke.